LETTER: Great name, awkward initialism

To the Editor:

After reading the article on the Ambulance Corps in the November 19 issue of the Weekly I’d like to comment on Advanced Life Support.

Nothing wrong with the name, but calling it ALS has a bad connotation. To most people the letters ALS mean Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, commonly referred to as Lou Gehrig’s disease.

That was my first thought when I saw the headline. So maybe that’s just something for the Ambulance Corps to consider when calling it ALS.

Thank You,

Phil Freese, Old Forge

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